St. Louis Mayoral Candidates Forum with Tishaura Jones
Sat. March 27, 2021 Noon CST
The St. Louis Community Justice Coalition (CJC) is hosting its second mayoral forum for the two candidates who received the votes necessary to advance to the April 6 General Election. This mayoral forum will focus on public safety and the St. Louis departments responsible for ensuring fairness and safety of all our citizens.
Community Justice Coalition Members, organizations listed for identification purposes only:
Rev. Dr. Linden Bowie, Missionary Baptist State Convention of Missouri • Rev. Dr. Spencer Lamar Booker, Social Action Commission of The Afri-can Methodist Episcopal Church • Reverend Darryl Gray, Social Justice Commission, Progressive Missionary Baptist State Convention • Jay Ozier & Lew Moye, Coalition of Black Trade Unionist • Jamala Rogers, Organization for Black Struggle • Walle Amusa, Campaign for Respect, Fairness and Human Dignity • Willie Boyd, End Mass Incarceration • Amir Brandy, RealStlNews / Peacekeepers • Zaki Baruti, The Universal African Peoples Organization • Jerryl Christmas, Attorney at Law • Martha West, Community Block Unit #302 • Carol Jackson, Pashon Consulting, Inc.
The Organization for Black Struggle was founded in 1980 by community activists, students, workers’ rights organizers and others to address the burning issues confronting the African American community. We are a Black-led and member-driven organization. One of the foundational pillars of OBS is the important work around racial justice.This includes, but is not limited to, police accountability, mass incarceration, judicial reform and the death penalty.
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Today, Americans living in counties with above-average black populations are three times as likely to die of the coronavirus as those in above-average white counties, according to an analysis of census and other data by The Washington Post.
Host Hank Thompson speaks with St. Louis County health director, Spring Schmidt, St. Louis City health director, Dr. Fred Echols, and community activist, Jamala Rogers to discuss the 2019 Coronavirus and St. Louis’ ability to handle an epidemic.
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